Thermal-quantum solar cells

Adam J. Bailey, Christiana Honsberg

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The realization of a solar cell with a small number of bandgaps and physical processes which can theoretically attain the maximum possible thermodynamic limits is of substantial interest. Furthermore, achieving the maximum thermodynamic efficiency without concentration is particularly important because of the simpler system configuration. To approach the maximum one-sun efficiency of 68%, a thermal-quantum converter must be used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgram - 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 24 2011

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371


Other37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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